July 15, 2008

Obama to New Yorker: I Most Certainly Am Not [Dan Collins]

one of those wonderful people you’ve insulted:

Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday that the New Yorker magazine’s satirical cover depicting him and his wife as flag-burning, fist-bumping radicals doesn’t bother him but that it was an insult to Muslim Americans.

“You know, there are wonderful Muslim Americans all across the country who are doing wonderful things,” the presidential candidate told CNN’s Larry King. “And for this to be used as sort of an insult, or to raise suspicions about me, I think is unfortunate. And it’s not what America’s all about.”

Obama blamed himself for not being forceful enough in challenging some of the rumors about him, including that he is Muslim. Obama is Christian.

Posted by Dan Collins @ 7:48pm

Comments (32)

  1. Why aren’t the Muslim American peoples acting all insulted then?

  2. – Actually they’re cutting him a huge break, given their own religious dogma. Every time he states hes not a Muslim, they agree, and consider him an apostate.

    – I don’t think appeasement will work for him but I suppose its all hes got. I’d hate to see how he’d handle Iraq, if he could even make up his mind what he wants to do.

    – From everything hes said I guess he wants to give Baghdad back to al Qaeda, and divide Jerusalem, and give one half to the Palistinians, and the other half to Chicago Cubs fans.

  3. .. not that I wouldn’t be PROUD to be a Muslim.. if I was.. and spread the holy word of Allah as revealed to his prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).. but the fact is the are over 150 million voting Christians in this country while there are only about a million Muslims total.. That makes me a Christian.

  4. Obama aid: (whispering) Uh, Barack.. Recent polls show that there is a surge in Islam in America.. 60% of Americans now claim to be ‘somewhat’ Muslim…


  5. You guys are spoiling for another attack, just so you can blame Obama and this mythical American ambivalence. Just a cherry bomb.

  6. The article just says his daddy was Kenyan but he was also a muslim. It’s like how my dad was a Baptist but then became a Lutheran except my dad loved me.

  7. You know, you’re a really repulsive person, cynn. I dunno, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe in person you’re sober, happy–a turgid breast full of the milk of human kindness just waiting to let down for someone’s cry of need.

    But here you sure don’t seem like it.

  8. Naw, cynn, it’s a pathetic attempt at deflecting from the O‘s campaign pathetic original reaction.

    The man is an amateur, an empty suit.

  9. How is the cover an insult to Muslims? It certainly is an insult to Obama, but he seems fine with that. Moreover it seems that silence gives consent here. Me thinks the man doeth protest too much about his coreligionists though.

  10. Johnnie, it insinuates that Barack is one of them.

  11. Dan — love the hyperfeminist allusions. I’m not being mean or crappy to anyone. If the constant insistence on escalation by the righties becomes a drumbeat, asking for a substantive response seems simple.

  12. Escalation of what?

    I’m pointing out that by taking this tack, Obama’s being a dork. Hasn’t he thought this through? Is he that lazy?

    You are certainly welcome to dissent and to get your point across. Lisa manages to do so with some considerable grace, but I get the tired feeling that you come here to be sour and upset, and yet you have trouble articulating about what.

  13. shit, I just challenged my own side to respond, didn’t I?

  14. Amuse me. Dazzle me. Disport yourself and be merry, even if that cheeses some people off. But believe me, this is supposed to be recreative. I don’t suffer from any illusions that I’m saving the world here.

  15. “…Obama and this mythical American…”

    – Is that like the Magic Negro thing?

  16. – I’m on pins and needles awaiting the O! mans meets with Maliki and the Palestinians. Those should be some Kodak moments. And popcorn. Lots of butter and bacco-bits.

  17. I’d go long on the BacOs.

  18. Why should the great Obama be upset? The New Yorker cartoon was the most REALISTIC representation of the real Obama’s that I’ve seen yet! Now, excuse me while I go cling to my guns and religion. And, while I help my poor white relatives with work and healthcare issues. And, you know, maybe we’ll ride our cows or pigs to the polls. We have NO DOUBTS who we’ll vote for in November.

  19. cynn,

    Give me a break, will ya?

    Obama is the most ethereal candidate I’ve seen in my lifetime, and is a blatant liar. He is absolutely full of shit, and neither you nor I have any real idea of what he will do as president (although I am afraid that I have a good idea of what this adolescent pretender will do). From what I’ve seen and heard from him, he scares the crap out of me. If you knew anything about history, he would scare the crap out of you, too. But, hey. New millennium thinking: “History don’t mean shit!

    “We can do it better, because we are smarter than anyone who has ever lived before us in the entire history of the world. The only reason tens of millions of people have died is because the people who tried this bullshit before were just not NEAR as smart as we are!”

    Obama knows he has the MSM’s mouth wrapped firmly around his unit, and believes that Americans are just too stupid to understand that he says completely opposite things, sometimes on the same day. It just depends on what group he is talking to. “heh. These minions are too stupid to see that I am lying through my teeth!”

    But, as we all know, the more you have to lie about your position, the stronger it is. Right? The TRUTH is for fools, isn’t it?

    This little O-boy is the biggest liar-politician anyone has ever seen, and if you want to ignore that, do so at your own peril.

    You and yours who think that the government should have the last word (regardless of what the Constitution says) are going to find out just how badly you have fucked up if O! wins, and gets a veto proof Congress.

    You obviously haven’t been alive long enough to really understand what America has always been about. Not even a fucking clue!

    Unfortunately, many of us here ARE old enough to remember the real America, and we are pretty uneasy about fools who think that the government should control the people, instead of the other way around.

    As I’ve said many times before, I feel sorry for my son and what he will have to deal with when he is an adult. He goes to one of the best public schools in the country, and his genius little brain is being stuffed with left wing BULLSHIT AND OUTRIGHT LIES! Just like your brain has apparently been stuffed – like a boiled cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day.

    And I am so proud to see you manning the ramparts of the dawning age of Leftist American Fascism.

    Congratulations, cutie. Be careful what you wish for, ’cause it’s liable to come true.

    If I were a doctor, and I had to diagnose you, I think I would recommend more mushrooms. A LOT more mushrooms…

  20. Lost Dog: You should be glad to know that even a pointless scorecarder like me is up in the air. I get more joy from these rumbling websites than I ever could on some sterile place telling me how to think.

  21. Sorry, I can’t measure up to your pet Lisa, so I’ll go away!

  22. Lisa disagrees without being disagreeable. You are not in the same league

  23. How is depicting the senator as a Muslim insulting to Team Mo, exactly? The schlub is channeling Groucho, instead of Karl.

  24. Obama is Christian.

    And I’m a militant atheist.

  25. One last point I want to — I do want to make about these e-mails, though. And I think this has an impact on this “New Yorker” cover.
    Actually, I think Obama blames himself for being “derelict” in pointing out that the rumors that he is Muslim are actually an insult against Muslim-Americans.

    “You know, this is actually an insult against Muslim-Americans, something that we don’t spend a lot of time talking about. And sometimes I’ve been derelict in pointing that out.”

    I think he is feeling guilty about the Muslims after that whole “Stop the Muslims from appearing behind him” fiasco.

    Obama seems to admit mistakes an awful lot. Some would say too much.

  26. “Hasn’t he thought this through? Is he that lazy?”


    You pointed out yesterday how he contradicted himself in hsi own editorial letter. Not really surprising is it?

  27. O! should roll out a new ad:




  28. I AM NOT A MUSLIM!!!


  29. Drill, stay here and hang with us. Ignore the calcifieds and think it out for yourself. Get back to us.

  30. Cynn, do you have a position beyond not agreeing with people?

  31. Obama is Christian.

    Christians want to allow sucking the brains out of nearly born babies?

    Shit. Who knew?

  32. “Comment by cynn on 7/15 @ 9:11 pm #

    Lost Dog: You should be glad to know that even a pointless scorecarder like me is up in the air. I get more joy from these rumbling websites than I ever could on some sterile place telling me how to think.”

    Aha! We finally have a meeting of the minds here!

    Absolutely agreed. My head would explode if good old Jeff. G.’s place wasn’t open to all. It’s a great vent, and highly entertaining (as well as informative).

    All hail JEFF!